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MEMES Survey Background for Educators of Refugee and other Displaced Students - 2


The resources and information on these pages is the first level of support for teachers & other educators who deal with multilingual classrooms. Another section focuses on displaced & refugee students: Here you will find information about various conflicts and other factors that lead to migration. You will also find information about languages spoken by displaced persons. Another page has policies in various countries that host refugees & displaced persons. Other pages have lesson plans, MEMES for educational use, and reference links. This project is inspired by and draws on the work of this website and more recent work in displacement: indigenous and then refugee and other (im)migrant student language education.



The project is a follow up to the bi-continental conference in 2017 at the UW (in March) Language Education Policy and Teacher Perceived Identities of Displaced Immigrant and Refugee Children and the second part at the Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 (May 22-24) Politique Linguistique en Éducation et Inclusion, and the publishing of the edited volume that emerged from the conferences. 


In the project, we are collecting anonymous survey, asynchronous discussion, and live conversation Zoom video data; as well as building content for an integrated online resource, which will support educators.

please email Dr. Kristine Harrison with questions at
Use of the data
Use of the Surveys, Discussions, and Videos
Theory and Conceptual
Goals & Expected Result
Content/Integrated Resources
A few resources

A few references:


Harrison, K.M., Sadiku, M., & Tochon, F.V. (2018, in press), Displacement Planet Earth: Plurilingual Education and Identity for 21st Century Schools. Blue Mounds, WI (USA): Deep University Press. 

Skutnabb-Kangas, T., Maffi, L., & and Harmon, D. (2003). Sharing a world of difference. The Earth’s linguistic, cultural, and biological diversity. Paris, France: UNESCO Publishing. UNESCO, Terralingua, and World Wide Fund for Nature. Available at


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Harrison, K.M. (2018). Educator Survey 2018 Refugee & Displaced: Background. Rationale. Definitions. In F. V. Tochon (Ed.), Language Education Policy Studies (online). Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin—Madison. Retrieved from: (access date).